New Business Support Programme Launches

Posted on February 7th, 2024 in Harlow Business Case Study

A comprehensive new business advice programme is set to be launched across West Essex aimed at supporting the region’s businesses to scale-up and grow.

The pioneering programme has been commissioned as a joint initiative by Harlow, Uttlesford and Epping Forest District Councils and is funded through the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund.

Delivered by Nwes, one of the region’s leading business support agencies, the programme, titled “West Essex Business Support” is designed to address the unique challenges faced by small and medium-sized businesses in West Essex and assist them in unlocking their potential to scale-up, grow and become more resilient.

The programme will provide fully funded support free of charge to the region’s businesses over the next 12 months. Businesses will be able to access expert one-to-one advice specifically tailored to their business, attend 6 growth-focused workshops aimed at opening new opportunities for business development and benefit from networking and engagement opportunities within the West Essex business community.

Commenting on the programme, Chris Chapman, project manager for Nwes said “We are thrilled to introduce the West Essex Business Support programme to the vibrant and dynamic business community in Harlow, Uttlesford and Epping Forest. Our goal is to empower local SMEs with the knowledge and tools they need to navigate the challenges of scaling up successfully and unlock their growth potential. By providing expert guidance in areas such as finance, business planning and exporting, we aim to contribute to the long-term success of businesses in the region. That this quality of support is available free of charge reflects a commitment to investing in our local SMEs as the backbone of the regional economy”

The West Essex Business Support programme launched on the 1st of February. Any businesses wishing to take advantage of the support on offer are encouraged to contact the West Essex Business Support team on 01279 311465 or view the range of workshop available on Eventbrite –